The Audacious

15 She decided to leave immediately for Lyon, 190 km from Moulins, to confront him. When she arrived, she urged him to pay off his debt, but her attempts fell on deaf ears. Fabre eventually told her that his money is with some traders in Marseille, and promised her that she would get her money there. So, she travelled to Marseille and stayed at Hotel De Lyon, in Rue Rome. Fabre, however, stayed in the King’s palace, the official state residence in Marseille. When Marie Petit asked about Fabre’s whereabouts in the Royal Palace, she was informed that he had gone with the retinue to the port of Toulon, some sixty km from where she was in the east of Marseille. So, she set off in her journey to get there. At the port of Toulon, the Royal ship